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“A Mixed-Bag Experience”
Review of Indian Oven

Indian Oven
Ranked #353 of 2,234 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Columbus, OH
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Mixed-Bag Experience”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

This restaurant is clean and smart, but has a somewhat cold, industrial feel that I personally found unwelcoming. It almost felt like I was dining in a car dealership showroom. The proprietor greeted us at the door and offered friendly comments on the menu and wine list. My wife ordered the night's special, a dish with white fish and squash. I ordered lamb curry with medium spice, which turned out plenty hot for me. We liked the fish, the lamb not so much--the meat, in uniform cubes, seemed tough and chewy, I think it must have come from a lower grade cut and/or needed longer cooking, and I ended up wishing I had ordered something different. Both dishes came with nicely cooked white basmati rice. We were surprised that the food was served so quickly-- within a minute or two after we ordered, which makes me think it is all made ahead of time and sitting around in the kitchen. Good if you're in a hurry, but not a good omen for quality. I have had better Indian. Our bill came to about around $60 including two glasses of wine, tax and tip.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Bad restaurant and Bad food....”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

This restaurant sucks, we went to buffet one day and I was so hungry but there is nothing eat in that buffet. I am a vegetarian, I don't find any thing to eat there. There are only two items in the lunch buffet and they taste really bad. I asked them about this and the owner is too rude, I suggest not to go to this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank R V
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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of my Favorit Columbus Restaurants”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Amazing food, service, everyone working there is awesome and the food is amazing.

Visited December 2011
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Thank moopr
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Columbus, OH
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177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Good Bengali-style Indian food”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

This is a reliable Indian restaurant in Old Town East, with some regional dishes not available at other Indian restaurants in town. Reliable and good.

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Thank Souris
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San Francisco
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Food was great, I had chicken tikka with basmati rice. It was very tasty except it could use a little more gravy, it felt it was a bit dry to eat with rice. I loved the onion naan. The waitress was very friendly and she loves to talk.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank bnsreenu
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